Council Assessment Panel

The role of Council's Council Assessment Panel (CAP) is to make decisions on development applications presented by Council planning staff.

As required by the Planning, Development and Infrastructure Act 2016 (the Act), the Panel consists of five members, with a minimum of four independent members. In its’ role as planning authority, the CAP operates under the Act (and during the transition to the Act, the Development Act 1993).

CAP meetings are scheduled for the 4th Tuesday of each month at the Council offices commencing 6pm, unless otherwise advised.

The public and media are welcome at meetings, however there are general protocols for those wishing to observe the proceedings. Members of the gallery cannot take part in debate at meetings, do not need to stay for the entire meeting, and may leave quietly at any time.

Expression of Interest for Independent Members

Council is seeking Expressions of Interest from members of the public who would like to contribute as an Independent Member on the City of Salisbury Council Assessment Panel (CAP).

Council has adopted the following Terms of Reference for the CAP.

Remuneration per meeting is $430 for the Presiding Member and $320 for the Independent Members.

Information in relation to the Accredited Professionals scheme may be viewed here.

Expressions of Interest detailing experience, skills, knowledge and qualifications should be emailed to or posted to PO Box 8, Salisbury SA 5108, by Friday 15 March 2019.

For further information please contact Mr Chris Zafiropoulos, Manager Development Services on 8406 8279 or

Operating Procedures

 Available here.

Agendas and Minutes

 Access to the agenda and minutes for CAP meetings are available from the Business Papers Search page. 

CAP Membership

Presiding Member
Mr Doug Wallace

Independent Members
Mr Ross Bateup
Ms Stephanie Johnston
Mr John Watson

Elected Member
Mr Beau Brug

Code of Conduct

The Minister for Planning has adopted a code of conduct that is to be observed by all members of the CAP.  The code of conduct is available here.

Complaints or concerns about behaviour that is in contravention of the code of conduct must be addressed in writing to the State Planning Commission.
Phone: (08) 7109 7466
Post: GPO Box 1815, Adelaide SA 5001

Assessment Manager

The CAP has an Assessment Manager that, amongst other things, is appointed to manage the staff and operations of the assessment panel as well as provide advice to the assessment panel (as appropriate).

Mr Chris Zafiropoulos, Manager Development Services has been appointed as the Assessment Manager to the CAP.

Telephone: (08) 8406 8222
Correspondence to: PO Box 8, SALISBURY  SA  5108